el PRADO

520 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States (USA) near Exit 22 on I-280 (~3.3mi)
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4.0 Star Property
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4.0/5

Based on 376 guest reviews

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  • Gym is available on property
  • 62 rooms in hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • 15 suites in hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.8/10
  • 8 meeting rooms in hotel

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Local Attractions

Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Stanford Hospital, Stanford Linear Accelerator, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, Half Moon Bay, Baylands, Allied Arts Guild, Stanford Shopping Center, Northern California Coastline, Monterey, San Francisco, San Jose

Verified Reviews of El Prado

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"First Class Hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
First class hotel! Great personnel! Would stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-Jun-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 03 to Sun Jun 04 2023 at a $459.00 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 376 guest reviews

Property Description

Awarded a high 4 stars by Forbes Travel Guide. Garden Court Hotel is the only luxury hotel and event venue in Downtown Palo Alto. Lovely California and Mediterranean architecture offering a warm ambiance and relaxed environment. Features a large, open-air courtyard complete with fountain, fire pit, string lights and beautiful landscaping. Coveted location in Downtown Palo Alto offering world class restaurants, boutiques and parks, we provide the perfect location for travelers visiting Silicon Valley, Stanford University, the Peninsula, San Francisco and San Jose. 62 recently renovated, exceptional luxury guestrooms with a chic-modern contemporary style. Rooms are flooded with natural light and have private balconies and/or breakfast nooks. Suites, aerated spa tubs and fireplace rooms are available. Full service hotel with many complimentary amenities including complimentary high speed internet with maximum bandwidth in guestrooms, public space and meeting space; complimentary morning pastries and coffee service, newspapers, iced water and house-made chocolates, evening port and cookie service. Rooms feature docking stations, Molton Brown bath amenities, choice of daily newspaper, fresh fruits, overnight shoe shine service; twice daily maid service. Meeting and Conference Services meet our global traveler's every need including state of the art audio/visual equipment. Meeting Rooms all have large picture windows, glass doors and an adjoining balcony or courtyard for indoor and outdoor access throughout the meeting day. We are expert at producing a seamless event experience; quiet, professional, discrete, efficient, and always anticipating needs of our guests. Green! Garden Court is one of the first local businesses working to support Palo Alto Green the #1 renewable energy power program in the U.S. and, we are a proud participant of the Palo Alto Business Recycling Program. We ensure our vendors have or are eliminating their carbon footprint. We have keycard switches in each guestroom to control energy on and off switches.

Green Sustainability

Yes. Keycard on and off switches. We partner with sustainable vendor resources. We purchase wind power. We have a recycle program throughout the hotel and event spaces

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2011
Floors: 4
Rooms: 62
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 62
Handicap Rooms: 3
Suites: 15
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 8 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 7500 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 300 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 7:30AM - 10PM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 hours, Cxl inside 48 hours charged 1st room night+tax, No show charged all room nights+tax
Nightly Parking: $28
Typical Group Deposit: credit card guarantee
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 0.07%
Occupancy Tax: 12.00%
City Tax: 0.90 Per Night
Parking Fee: 21.00 Per Night
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 20.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Child facilities
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jogging path
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Express Check-Out

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Francisco Int’l Airport(SFO)25 mins North//San Jose Int’l Airport(SJC)20 mins South//Oakland Int’l Airport(OAK)40 mins Northeast//Car transportation may be arranged approx. $95 one way//Taxi & Shuttle are similar rates.

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttles, taxis and rental cars are available from all airports. We are happy to assist with arrangements for private sedan service, airport shuttle, taxi, group vans and antique autos for all occasions.

Breakfast Information

Room Service breakfast - American cuisine - avg $20. Complimentary: Upon arrival fresh whole fruit in room. AM-Lobby offers fresh baked pastries and Peet's coffee and tea service. Afternoon-Lobby offers iced flavored water and housemade truffles. PM-Lobby offers Port and cookies. Wednesday Eve-Lobby offers wines and hors d'.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
pets 120 lbs permitted. $50.00 non refundable one time charge. Certified care dogs are no charge.

Suggested AI Generated Itinerary

    Day 1

  • Breakfast: Coupa Cafe - A cozy cafe offering a variety of breakfast options, including Venezuelan specialties. Located 0.2 miles from the hotel.
  • Lunch: The Counter - A build-your-own burger joint with a wide selection of toppings and sides. Located 0.5 miles from the hotel.
  • Dinner: Evvia Estiatorio - A popular Greek restaurant known for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Located 0.3 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Stanford University - Explore the beautiful campus of Stanford University, known for its stunning architecture and lush gardens. Located 1.2 miles from the hotel.
  • Day 2

  • Breakfast: Palo Alto Creamery - Enjoy a classic American breakfast at this retro-style diner, famous for its milkshakes and hearty portions. Located 0.3 miles from the hotel.
  • Lunch: Oren's Hummus - Savor authentic Israeli cuisine at Oren's Hummus, known for its delicious hummus bowls and fresh pita bread. Located 0.6 miles from the hotel.
  • Dinner: Tamarine - Indulge in modern Vietnamese cuisine at Tamarine, known for its elegant ambiance and flavorful dishes. Located 0.4 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Cantor Arts Center - Visit the Cantor Arts Center, a renowned art museum showcasing a diverse collection of artworks from around the world. Located 1.5 miles from the hotel.
  • Day 3

  • Breakfast: Joanie's Cafe - Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Joanie's Cafe, a local favorite known for its friendly service and delicious comfort food. Located 0.4 miles from the hotel.
  • Lunch: SliderBar - Enjoy gourmet sliders and craft beers at SliderBar, a trendy restaurant offering a variety of unique slider combinations. Located 0.8 miles from the hotel.
  • Dinner: Bird Dog - Experience modern Californian cuisine with a Japanese twist at Bird Dog, known for its innovative dishes and stylish atmosphere. Located 0.7 miles from the hotel.
  • Activity: Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve - Explore the beautiful Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, home to diverse wildlife and scenic walking trails. Located 2.3 miles from the hotel.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at el PRADO

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at el PRADO.

Feel free to use the el PRADO meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Palo Alto event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Grove Ballroom 75 x 25 x 10 1875--/180--12075666015/--200200200
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Grove Ballroom

Meeting and Conference Services meet our global traveler’s every need including state of the art audio/visual equipment. Meeting Rooms all have large picture windows, glass doors and an adjoining balcony or courtyard for indoor and outdoor access throughout the meeting day. We are expert at producing a seamlessly event experience; quiet, professional, discrete, efficient, and always anticipating the needs of our guests. Grove Ballroom may be split into (3) event spaces so we may accommodate many sizes and types of events. Picture windows wrap around the ballroom with french doors that open up on the balcony where luncheon or a reception may be enjoyed al fresco.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1875 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
75 x 25 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
9
Columns:
2
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Courtyard Ballroom 100 x 50 x 10 3096--/230--150------24/--200300300
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Courtyard Ballroom

Meeting and Conference Services meet our global traveler’s every need including state of the art audio/visual equipment. Meeting Rooms all have large picture windows, glass doors and an adjoining balcony or courtyard for indoor and outdoor access throughout the meeting day. We are expert at producing a seamlessly event experience; quiet, professional, discrete, efficient, and always anticipating the needs of our guests. Courtyard Ballroom may be split into (4) event spaces so we may accommodate many sizes and types of events. This room wraps around an outdoor courtyard and fountain which is a lovely setting to break for lunch or hold networking receptions.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3096 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
100 x 50 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
24
Columns:
4
Windows:
15
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Terrace Room 40 x 16 x 10 640--/50--403022244/--758080
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Terrace Room

Garden Court Vincci Hoteles - Terrace Room is a private event room that stands alone with no dividing air-walls. THis room has double French doors that open on the alcony which makes a perfect location for lunch and receptions.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
640 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
40 x 16 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
8
Columns:
0
Windows:
7
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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FAQs about El Prado

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does El Prado have?

There are 62 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at El Prado?

Yes, they have 8 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at El Prado?

Room Service breakfast - American cuisine - avg $20. Complimentary: Upon arrival fresh whole fruit in room. AM-Lobby offers fresh baked pastries and Peet's coffee and tea service. Afternoon-Lobby offers iced flavored water and housemade truffles. PM-Lobby offers Port and cookies. Wednesday Eve-Lobby offers wines and hors d'.

Is there a gym at El Prado?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

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